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, president of the california business roundtable. hello to both you. ian a you heard mr. hofmeister knows a thing or two about this. we can knock the saudis off and change world politics and changes our balance of trade. will the epa block it, diana? >> well, i don't know but maybe we should listen to what president obama was saying last year. he was brag being the oil and gas development we have in the united states. we got to remind him about that when the new epa regulations come out. so we -- we want to make sure he doesn't bring out those old ozone regulations that he shell of ad couple of years ago because he said they would damage the economy. our economy is growing slower now than it was then. we are really regulating to disaster. >> epa in 2010, diana? $23 billion of regulatory costs for the year 2010. >> that's what epa says. it is really probably a lot more than that. i mean, thee regulations, the mercury, the car ever carbon, ozone, each cost $100 billion each. >> all right. >> they don't have to justify them with benefits because it is maximum achievable control technology. i
't do it. anyway, tyson, thank you. dan mitchell, thank you. now let's talk about california with crashing production and a 13% top state income tax rate. no kidding. no surprise. companies are fleeing the state. but where will they end up? we are about to show you. those little things still get you. for you, life's about her. but your erectile dysfunction - that could be a question of blood flow. cialis tadalafil for daily use helps you be ready anytime the moment's right. you can be more confident in your ability to be ready. and the same cialis is the only daily ed tablet approved to treat ed and symptoms of bph, like needing to go frequently or urgently. tell your doctor about all your medical conditions and medications, and ask if your heart is healthy enough for sexual activity. do not take cialis if you take nitrates for chest pain, as this may cause an unsafe drop in blood pressure. do not drink alcohol in excess with cialis. side effects may include headache, upset stomach, delayed backache or muscle ache. to avoid long-term injury, seek immediate medical help for an
some results. >> we sure do. the first is california. we can tell you nbc news is projecting california to go to president obama. 55 electoral votes in california. this is obviously a huge one. no surprise that the president wins california. also, right now, we can tell you that hawaii is also going to obama. nbc news projecting the president to win hawaii as well, another four electoral votes. listen to the crowds, carl. >> yep. >> another winning -- another winner on a close call in idaho. idaho is going to governor romney. governor romney wins idaho with four electoral votes. nbc news projecting mitt romney the winner there. >> couple of big states out of the pacific northwest as we continue to hear the crowds at democracy plaza. the state of oregon, too early to call. although nbc news is saying that the president, barack obama, does lead in the state of oregon. and washington state. nbc news projects that barack obama will take the state of washington. there are some cheers in democracy plaza. we'll go back to there as the map fills in as the night goes on. >> not really clear who
their jobs. the fact this they see job growth happening. certainly here in california we've had job growth. so i think in our world in southern california we're going to be in pretty good shape. but uncertainty is never good. i don't think there should be an option. >> mr. caruso, yesterday craig barrett, former ceo of intel, described california where you live and do a lot of business as america's version of greece because of the level of public expenditure and so forth. do you see it that way? >> no, i don't see it that way. listen, california has its issues. locally we have our issues. there are income issues, there are increased taxes that i wouldn't necessarily want to have happen in the state, which did happen. but we have to address those. i think we've got positive momentum. i know we have positive momentum. so are we perfect? no. but california is growing at a much faster pace and a better pace than most of the united states. so i don't equate it to greece at all. >> mr. caruso, thank you for being with us and a happy thanksgiving to you. >> thanks you. >>> he's a billionaire, rig
with the refiners. bp decided to sell off two of its refiners. one in texas city and the other in carson, california. historically, i haven't been a big fan of the refiner business. lately the dynamics of the industry have changed dramatically for the better. we've got an oil boom going on in this country and that's been great for the refiners because they make their money off the difference between the domestic west texas price that they pay for oil, sometimes even underneath that, and the higher global brent crude price they use to charge for refined products. that's the benchmark they price off of. right now the spread is higher than it's been in ages. great for refiners. which refiners have benefitted from bp's desperate need to raise cash? first there's marathon pete, marathon petroleum. symbol mpc. mom, peter, charlie. agreed to buy bp texas city for $2.5 billion back in october. this deal should have tremendous synergies because marathon pete already operates in this area. bp had spent $5 billion refurbishing this refinery just seven years ago. now marathon can buy it for half of that cost? w
'm not hearing any such thing. >> and you won't. i live in california. we just now passed a measure that raise the state income taxes to 13.3%, the highest in the nation, and the president of the l.a. city council is going back to the voters and asking for another increase in sales tax. it's never enough. the left never gets enough taxes. we spend more on k-12 than any other country and ask any teacher, educrat if they want more money and they will say less. it's never enough for the left. >> well, you know, larry, i don't know which larry i'm talking about, the fiscal deliver, the whole discussion about the fiscal cliff to me is a farce and the reason why is because it's based on this notion that somehow too much deficit reduction is a bad thing. you can't have it both ways. you can't say you want to reduce the deficit and that's a priority and on the other hand we have a fiscal cliff that would reduce the deficit and you're opposed to that because you -- you don't want to increase taxes. >> i want to reduce the deficit. you're absolutely wrong. i want to reduce the deficit j why are you afra
and barack obama according to the polls is going to win california and as he should. there are a lot of supporters. he's a great individual, but i think at the margin when people are focused on small business and growth and opportunities for small business entrepreneurs and reducing regulation i think people do think about different options. >> do you worry about regulation in the tech sector? one of its last industries that probably doesn't have nearly the same regulation as many of the other industries. >> as i sit here today, i don't worry about it, but one of the things i worry about is, one of the areas of investment we're excited about spending more time on is what i call the asset light generation and if you look at the fact that you can walk out your apartment door in the morning, with your smartphone and your tablet, and you've got, in effect have cash on your phone, your media library on the phone, you can get news and information, a taxi, all sorts of things, a hotel room, i think one of the things i worry about is the regulation of some of these companies that are putting
because of some of the investments we've made as well. notably california adventure here at disney land in california. we feel good about what we're seeing. there's demand for that product. it's showing up in our pricing and showing up in our advanced bookings. >> how are the advanced bookings looking for the holiday season? >> advanced bookings for the holiday season are looking good. there's a quirk in the calendar. christmas falls on a tuesday. so some of our peak season will also fall into our next quarter because of how the quarter breaks. our bookings for the christmas period overall, which include some spillover into the next quarter, we feel very good about. that's certainly true in california. it's true in florida. it's true in paris. >> bob, the last time we talked, you seemed passionate about the need to fix our debt as a country. i wonder what your take is on president obama winning re-election. does that change anything for the company, for the industry? in terms of this fiscal cliff, everybody is expecting taxes to go higher. we're not sure how high on dividends and capita
. >>> we're going to run you through with some video. help on the way from the west coast, from california. dozens of power trucks loaded on to giant air force cargo planes to help with power restoration. those things amazingly flying across the country all the way from california. the situation remains desperate in many neighborhoods in the tri-state area. these are pictures from this morning on staten island. there is virtually no power on the island. destruction is widespread. the secretary of homeland security janet napolitano will visit today. staten island is where the new york marathon will start on sunday. more subway service returning to manhattan, but not below 42nd street where power is still out in wide parts of the city south of that parallel. city officials say they may have to evacuate the marine life from the massive new york city aquarium based in brooklyn. the death toll from the storm nearing the 100 mark. despite the damage in atlantic city, that town's famous casinos are open again and they are conflicting reports about when power will be restored in manhattan. hundred
a deal. then back in august, they announced it would buy bp's carson, california, refinery. also get some related logistics, 2.5 billion. property is located right next to the other refineries. are little investment, they could be combined into a single facility which would save a bundle. what other oil patch vultures have swooped in to pick off pieces? there have been a bunch of master limited projects to do some opportunistic buying. take line energy. back in february bought $1.2 billion of oil energies in kansas. and then in june, they announced that it will buy another billion dollars worth of assets in wyoming. these are both terrific purchases that should allow them to boost the distribution. if you're a regular investor, the best way to play in an i.r.a. is line co. bp also sold off its canadian business to paa back in 2011. so far the deal has been work out very nicely and that gives you a juicy 4.8% yield and barely more than a point off. last but not least, the exploration and production companies that have bought up oil and gas. way back in july of 2010, when the mccondo disast
california, austin, oregon, where sustainability is part of the real culture and the thread of the way people live. when you look at the spark and you look at what the performance of a car is, we haven't announced the final range because we're not done certifying it but it will be one of the largest range vehicles and torque is more than a ferrari. >> but the skeptic will look at this and say not that you're supposed to comment on the leaf from a competitor standpoint but you look at the leaf and others and people say is there a market for electric vehicles in the u.s.? >> i think we're doing about 3,000 volts here every month. and that's been growing here pretty steadily. i think if you look at the economy and what we've been through over the last few years and affordability of that, it's hard to know exactly what those markets really are going to be when we get equalization here from a growth standpoint in the economy. the bottom line is that we can save a lot of fuel consumption. we have a place like california and los angeles in an urban environment where spark makes a huge amount of sens
on this long. >> california public employees. new york state teachers retirement. california state teachers employees. all these pension funds. >> shame on them for hanging on this long. >> this just happens. >> i understand. the stock is at a ten-year low right now. bob, thank you. good sport. appreciate your thoughts on this today. herb, see you later. i don't know. >> i got all fired up there, bill. >> why are we rushing to blame somebody? we have to figure out what happened. >> okay. 20 minutes before the closing bell sounds. we have a market down, but off of the lows. down 25 points on the industrial average. >> still more on the hewlett-packard debacle to come. can the company be saved? that's another question to be asked. is a breakup better for shareholde shareholders? >> first, find out why our next guest says you should be buying into this market regardless of whether we get a deal on the fiscal cliff. that bullish call next up. stay with us. if you are one of the millions of men who have used androgel 1%, there's big news. presenting androgel 1.62%. both are used to treat men wit
california has done? do you know what after tax rate of return on assets held in california is happened? it just plummeted. that's a very large share of the u.s. economy. we're noncompetitive in the world and we will have a real serious recession in 2013 unless something is really done quickly. >> jared, i just want to ask you a question. >> sure. >> you hinted -- this is really important. where we are going tonight is more politics than economics. >> okay. >> you kind of hinted that we might cross through the year, that we might fall off the cliff. if only for a short period of time. now as someone who worked in there years ago as arthur did, short period of time, you will take the better part of the winterer to make a deal. so we are going to go into recession. the question is, do you think the president can take that and do you think he can really blame republicans? is it that easy, or is all hell going to break loose in the country? >> i think it will be absolutely terrible if we go over and stay over the cliff long enough for recession. i don't care who blames whom but i will blame
leader nancy pelosi's home state of california. >> reporter: hi, sue. nancy pelosi is a crucial part of the discussion to avoid the fiscal cliff, representing one of the most liberal and successful cities in america. what do folks back home in san francisco expect her to do to avoid what some say will be an economic catastrophe. for nearly 20 years, kurt has been serving up breakfast at dottie's true blue diner. running a small business, especially a restaurant, is not for the weak. so he wonders why washington can't get its act together. >> if i ran my business the way the government is run, i wouldn't be in business. he's a constituent of one of the most powerful people in washington, nancy pelosi. here's a news flash. not everybody in america believes economic armageddon is at hand. not even former mayor gavin newsom, california's lieutenant governor. >> i don't know why i'm not losing sleep over it. i think there are good people on both sides of the aisle that they're mature enough to get something done. >> kurt agrees when i asked if he was preparing for the fiscal cliff. he ans
vegas, parts of california, and even in florida. another concern is that prices overall are rising faster than income growth and that does not bode well for non-investors either. this phenomenon is playing out largely in those formerly very hot markets that crash the hardest. there are still some great deals for investors in places like chicago, atlanta, even right here in d.c. before you take me off, i got one thing. someone wrote in to the blog today really right down the line of what we're saying. he says people are buying homes out here in new orleans stupid fast. but the problem is they're investors and they're renting them all out. >> very good point. diana, thanks. good to see you. ty, down to you. >>> the german parliament approved a new bailout package for greece. meanwhile, unemployment hits a record high in the eurozone but european central bank chief mario draghi expects the economy to recover in that area in the latter half of next year. so what's ahead for debt stricken greece and the eurozone members? joining me here at the new york stock exchange, constantine mikalo
. >> i'm at the strategic growth conference in palm springs, california. a gathering of a couple thousand ceos and business leaders talking about challenges with the global economy and one of the topics of conversation is likely to be news we are just now getting out of washington. the obama administration signaling that it is expanding the multi-year crackdown on bribes paid by u.s. companies to foreign officials under the foreign corrupt practices act and the administration out with new guidelines, 120 pages. the act that's been in place since the carter administration is too vague and putting u.s. companies at a competitive disadvantage. so now the department of justice and the securities exchange commission out with 120 pages of guidelines talking about what is a bribe, who is a foreign official. we've put all of these guidelines on our website. cnbc.com. you can read more about it. this is again something that business leaders have been clamoring for but they want changes in the law. we'll see if the guidelines are enough to ease their concerns. back to you. >> thank you very much, s
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will finish out including california. alaska will round everything out at 1:00 a.m. you can see that handy little chart there. here's another chart that gives you a sense of the official nbc projections tonight. 270 electoral college votes are needed to win and, yes, it is not the popular vote that matters. it is the lector are ral college vote that matters. 237, this is what nbc is proceed correcting currently for bal. you can see on the map the states blue are those expected to give all of their votes to him. romney we're projecting 206 votes. in yellow, these are the key swing states. nbc sees eight of them for the time being and the most important one probably to watch is, yes, ohio. right here. not far from virginia which is probe the second most important. maybe colorado over here, the third. but in ohio, it really comes down to the interior of the country where many of these counties have gone boy way or the other. no republican presidential candidate has won without ohio, but it's not just tradition that matters, it's also the math. ohio's delegates will matter to the actual tally
. as republicans, we look at the state of california. why do we have to leave 55 electoral votes up for grabs, or actually give up 55 electoral votes and not contest them at all. same thing with new york. that's a ton of electoral votes that wer n're not contesting ri now. what we needed to do as a party is concentrate on the economic and national security issues and move away from the social issues. >> penny, what we haven't done in this election is really square out what kind of america the population wants. in terms of -- at the moment, we're going for big government and small taxation and that doesn't work. how are we going to square it? >> exactly. and that's where the balance needs to be. and i agree with boris this is where the president really is going to have to step forward and really put down the agenda. what it looks like, and really be the person that starts to negotiate in a much more up front or much more out-front area as far as on the fiscal path. you know, the senate that was just elected is probably more diverse. you actually have more conservatives and more liberals now in
. oh, please, leave the rest to others. let's go to lee in california. lee. >> caller: mr. cramer, with the election over, we definitely have to invest in our infrastructure. how will chicago bridge and iron cbi benefit from this, and is it a good player or should by look elsewhere? >> i had my world rocked by the floor quarter, flr. it was so hideous and horrible, i've got to stay away from the business. foster wheeler could be hurt because the clean thing is not going to get the money. i say stay away from infrastructure. >> caller: cramer, i have a question about magnum hunter resources. i purchased about 15,000 shares at 30 cents a share. that's where it's lowest was. my question is, should i hang on to it, buy more, or sell it? >> i'm not a tax accountant, i can't tell you what to do in terms of personal. but i will tell you if i had a stock that bought at 30 cents and went to $3, that's what i call a no brainer. you got hit hard today. what works now? mlps, package consumer goods? how about some johnny walker black. don't move. lightning round is coming up next. ♪ [ male a
can crack that up to be decent news and upbeat news from california, it will have a $1.9 billion budget gap during its next fiscal year, that's far smaller, here is the good part, far smaller than it's seen in prior years and holds out the possibility that california may actually see surpluses within a few years thanks to spending cuts and tax hikes. those folks have their fingered crossed. >>> hamas rockets killed three in israel as they threaten a wider offensive. martin fletcher is in tel aviv and has more. >> reporter: israel and the palestinians in gaza are on the major edge of a confrontation, neither side really wants but seems to be what happens. israeli rocket attacks against gaza targeting the militant leaders of hamas are continuing and continuing to attack rocket stockpiles from gaza. israel's goal is to prevent hamas from attacking israeli citizens with rockets. there have been 850 akz ta, 100 in the last week alone. that's what israel wants to stop. at the same time hamas has been retilliating today at least 130 rockets fired from gaza into israeli cities. about 50
over the country as far as canada and california. i think we ought to really compliment the utilities for the job they're doing. >> believe me, i'm not criticizing the men, the workers, the women. i'm not criticizing that. i'm not even criticizing you. i'm criticizing this crazy system. michelle and i talked about this last evening. get these bottlenecks, you get the national emergencies, and in comes the infrastructure problem and you ask yourself doctor. and today a lot of angry new yorkers are asking themselves why.doctor. and today a lot of angry new yorkers are asking themselves why. >> the second night in a row where you for example say we should compliment the utility industry. our issue isn't with the industry. it's with the politicians who don't allow prices to go to places that would improve infrastructure and when everything fails, they blame the utilities. so it becomes a pumping bag when in fact you're probably not necessarily the problem. >> it's not a small price tag. you're talking about between $500 billion to $600 billion to bring it up to modern standards with digit
in southern california, the markets are even tighter than that. you add it up and it's pretty clear, things are going to start moving forward, or better said, they're going to continue to move forward from the gains we've seen over the course of the last six months or so. >> so, david, how would you -- how would you describe the market, then? has it become now the issue of getting a mortgage that seems to be one of the sticking points, or is it still a lot of supply on the market? because even though a lot of people feel we've seen the worse, we're just bumping along the bottom with housing. what is it going to take to get this needle moving? >> it's both. supply and mortgage products. we've had some of the most prestriktive products we've had in years. it's relative. it's really returning back to where it was as far as mortgage products were concerned. we're turning back to the products we used to have when we had a healthy economy but we don't have products that really fuel the excess growth. a lot of people feel we need that, given the inventory that's out there. i agree with chris. i do
ballot initiatives. >> in california alone a handful of donors have spenlt more than $350 million on stat ballot initiative. much of the money comes from a single family, the monger's. daughter molly monger has spend more than $40 million. her more conservative brother has spent $36 million on a measure to make it harder for unions to raise political money. the hedgefund chief spent more than $25 million to close a tax loop hole for out of state companies. many say they are just using their money for broader public good. at least one ballot backer has his own fortunes in mind. he spent more than $30 million to oppose a new bridge. turns out he has his own toll bridge that collects tens of millions of dollars a year. we will see whether all of this ballot money was a waste or not. we will know tonight or tomorrow morning. >> these numbers are mind boggling. thank you so much. for investors how are they positioning themselves for an obama or romney victory? we will break it down now. guys, thanks for joining us. jeff, what will you do tomorrow if mitt romney wins? >> like many of us i'm wat
of california, he welcomed the various immigrant groups coming in. >> always. >> jimmy, you're going to have a test now with this fiscal cliff business. will the republican leadership stay true to their economic principles, namely limited government, lower spending, low tax rate reform, et cetera, et cetera? or are they going to sound like democrats? in other words, everybody wants a deal, jimmy, but a bad deal be a bad idea. >> we have an economy which is not particularly strong. the last thing it needs is a bunch of tax hikes. i was heartened that speaker boehner said he was against raising marginal tax rate. there's other ways you can get revenue, whether through growth, getting rid of crony capitalist tax deductions. i think that's a great place to draw a line in the sand. >> we can't cave on -- >> jennifer ruben, you're not so much the economist. how do we right now, how does the gop get off to a better start on attracting a more inclusive party? what ed rodgers called a big tent. i rather like that notion of a big tent. not all conservatives do. darn it, i'm a conservative. conservativ
from northern california. stocks closing out what has been a dismal week for the bulls. we're finishing a choppy session on the week with a fractional move. really unchanged. the dow jones industrial average finishing up two-thirds of a point. the s&p 500 tonight picking up 2.25%. let's get to the market right now with a look at the day. michael santoli and rick santelli joining us. rick, tell me what the act was like today in chicago as the market for equities was all over the map. >> it was, but all the traders normally behind me are gone. futures closed an hour ago. on the left screen they had a one-minute chart of the s&p futures. on the other screen, a one-minute chart of the ten-year. it was all about the stock market today. just consider this, right before we knew the president was re-elected, the yield on a ten-year note was 175. here we sit at 161. unchanged from yesterday. still it down ten basis points from its last friday close at 171. pretty pitmuch most of the lowe yooel yields are based on uneasiness. fiscal cliff, raising taxes in a slow economy. all of it is coming home
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jumped in. thanks, guys. >> we want to go to california now to john fortt who has breaking news regarding ncr, which is now halted on news pending. what's going on? >> yeah, scott. not exactly sure what the news is, but i've rumor they could be announcing an acquisition just after the bell. also want to know that retalix, that's an israeli company, point of sale, technology. they recently did an acquisition of a company that served high-end retail establishments nap has also been halted. ncr's market cap just shy of $4 billion. reatlix under $1 billion. still, a significant sides. it would be for ncr. we have to wait to see exactly what this news in. but in the environment of the fiscal cliff, if, indeed, what this is, it would be interesting. >> all right, john. thanks so much. >> ncr, national cash register. right? >> you like that? >> i like that because you got to change the name. cash registers aren't what they used to be. >> that stock is halted along with the other one john was talking about. we'll let you know when the news does come out and that stock is reop reopened for busines
unemployment relative to the rest of the country, new york, new jersey, come here to this side here, california, going up even as other parts of the west goes somewhat higher than the rest of the nation, those are considered solidly blue. look here the middle of the country from oklahoma all the way to north dakota. virginia, low unemployment rate, 3 to 5%, that puts it in play the next thing is the change in unemployment, again, not much change here, what are considered mostly democratic states. only here when you look at north carolina and florida, those states are considered to be in play and ohio as well, of course, when you have a positive change and potentially those are swing states. tyler? >> bottom line here, we are a little short on time, the unemployed are no more fundamentally likely to favor one candidate than another? >> that's exactly right. >> very close. >> thought would be a huge swing one way or the other. >> people blame obama or say well, romney might be a little tougher on -- >> whichever way this goes, tyler, i think there's going to be a lot of monday morning quarterback
. in higher third of unemployment. what else is dark? california is dark. these are safe democratic states. where is unemployment low? from north dakota down to oklahoma none of that is going for obama. only one place perhaps. virginia is a potential swing state and also wisconsin. maybe that low rate is a precondition for obama to potentially win it. let's look at the change. again, very similar. darker is less change. less improving unemployment. new york, not a good state for change of unemployment over the last year but probably safely in the obama camp. the one place you might want to look here, nevada, florida, north carolina and virginia. those are all potentially in play because they had some improvement in the unemployment rate and if that had not been there, they might have been for romney. i would like to give you a definitive answer. you have the level of unemployment and you have the change. that's what makes this a horse race, simon. >> it's fascinating to see that the way you slice and dice going into the election whether it's turnout or amazing. steve, thank you very much.
in california. at&t says it plans to phase out its old fashioned telephone service. the company eventually wants to decommission the technology behind its deck i'ds old copper line network that currently covers 76 million homes and businesses. at&t will spend $14 billionoff three years to extend its internet based broadband service to 78% of its land line service area. and on the agenda in the u.s., we've got important economic data, weekly jobless claims, my favorite. they'll hit before the market opens. and on the earnings front, up ins are kohl's, wendy's, disney and groupon. european trade this morning has been a mixed session. we started out in the green and then we had losses. markets are clawing back adding half a percent for the xetra dax. ibex 35 is back in the green after being down as much as 0.6%. u.s. futures are trying to fight to the positive. if you take fair value into account, the dow jonesville average would be adding about a point at the open. not huge moves, but again, not a big come back from the big losses yesterday.the open. not huge moves, but again, not a big come back
in this category. i pick a flight needing the wifi if i have to get to california it's an issue. >> we waited until we could get big pipe satellite based broadband. it's not your grandfather's wifi, it will be the real thing. >> stream video? >> we'll have on board streaming video. >> people on kayak looking for cheap flights from somewhere else? >> on kayak -- >> you don't have wifi? i don't know, i'm not allowed to turn on my things once i'm flying. >> yes, you are. >> above 10,000 feet. >> i know we have to go. can you explain this, why can't you use your phone on the ground? >> because there's an faa rule against it. >> does that rule make sense to you really? >> doesn't make a lot of sense to me, no. >> anything else? >> no more free peanuts. >> this poor guy walked in and had to deal with all of our complaints. >> i'll get you all the peanuts you want. >> i like paying for the -- i can finally get something i want. >> i like that, too, i don't mind that at all, it's something i want to pick up versus something else. >> is that really chicken? that's what i want to know. i saw one with three l
quite a place. >> let's talk about some other headlines. today, california is set to unveil a new attempt to limit greenhouse gases. the state is going to be holding its first sale of carbon emissions permits. experts say it's a landmark experiment that california hopes will serve as a model for other u.s. states and the federal government. a new survey finds that families are at odds over financial planning. fidelity investments finds that sharply conflicting expectations between older parents and their adult children. among the survey results. 24% of adult children expect they will have to help their parents financially at some point, yet 97% of parents don't expect to need help. that's a oble nearly all of older parents and their grown children disagreed on whether a child will take care of their parents if they become ill, and adult children underestimate the value of their parents' estate by more than $100,000 on average. i think that's an issue across the country. do you want to counter that? >> no, not really. >> how are your parents? my parents are doing great. >> mine are
and hybrid vehicles will be on display. california does account for 11% of all new u.s. auto sales. i wonder if there will be any driverless cars at this one next. i hope not. in any case, that's it for today's show. thank you for tuning in. i'm kelly evans. up next is u.s. "squawk box." don't go anywhere. [ male announcer ] this december, remember -- you can stay in and share something... ♪ ♪ ...or you can get out there with your friends and actually share something. ♪ the lexus december to remember sales event is on, offering some of our best values of the year. this is the pursuit of perfection. >>> good morning, today's top stories, ceos heading to the white house to make their fiscal cliff pitch to the president. in global market news, the obama administration declines to name china a currency manipulator. and on the economic front, a report on new home sales topping today's agenda. it's wednesday, november 28th, 2012. "squawk box" begins right now. ♪ here comes santa claus here comes santa claus right down santa claus lane all his reindeers pulling on the reins ♪ >> good morn
in the united states. and it has a good positioning in california where he says macroeconomic is improving a little bit better than in new york when it comes to the tourist spend. that's very important for luxury. and unfortunately, we're just not seeing it like we were in those new york luxury department stores. with that being said, remember luxury doesn't do door busters really. it's quite the opposite. they go for the price premiums. quality very important to many consumers. in fact 75% of luxury consumers say it is the number one most important thing. but i think what happens out of washington will very much determine how the holiday season shapes up for the luxury retailers. >> that's for sure. courtney reagan braving the cold there for us. really appreciate it. want to bring and you couple news flashes. welcome back our uk viewers who have been listening to mervyn king. keep an eye on crude before we go, up over 1% as the ieae chief is calling for urgency in iran talks. and we'll leave you for the day. here is u.s. "squawk box." we'll see you back here tomorrow. can i help you? i he
leans to the left a little? >> he's no longer here. >> he's there in presence. you're in california. is there any businesses left at all in that state? >> there are quite a few. go to silicon valley, los angeles, san francisco. this is still the engine of innovation for the u.s. economy. >> they're making it tough on you. >> we could be doing better, that's true. >> so neel, when you say that this does lift some immediate uncertainty but you're not sure what it means beyond that, what do you think the market does between now and the end of the year, let's say? maybe not this week but between now and the end of the year under a reelected president obama or under a newly elected mitt romney? >> well, i think under reelected president obama, i would expect to see volatility increase especially as it relates around the fiscal cliff. we need to see them come together, divided government needs to work together. they have not worked together very well over the past couple years so the markets will take a wait and see approach and there's a good chance there will be fighting and brinkmanshi
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, welcome to "squawk on the street," tgif. i'm carl quintanilla, jim cramer, david faber is in california, jpmorgan, napa valley ceo summit. how many big stories do we have circulating? fiscal cliff concerns? you heard about jp penny concerns. right now, implied open, down 58 points. europe getting trouble, headlines out of greece, running low on cash again. ftse down 0.75. we'll bring in david from the west coast. we'll talk technology later on but that's not the only subject. what's coming up? >> reporter: a very cool napa valley. we are very close to silicon valley, so here at napa valley ceo technology summit we'll be joined throughout the day by a number of luminaries from the technology industry. i'll be talking to john donahoe, ceo of ebay. back to you. >> french laundry, that's the key tonight. french laundry. he's smiling like he's already been. meantime, a road map starts at cross section of wall street and washington. third weeks of losses as congressional office highlights difficulties if no fiscal cliff worked out. >> jcpenney shares on sale as it posts a much bigger loss and
as far west as fresno, california, will be sending in another 400 people later today. we would anticipate probably having upwards of 3,000 people on the ground within the next four to five days. >> you've been doing this for a while. you were with the company since '84. i can't imagine the number of disasters you have helped coordinate the recovery for. seeing anything like this in your time? the confluence of population density, power, the snow? i mean we're talking a very large part of the country. >> this is a very extraordinary situation. the density that we're facing and the enormity of this storm and the geographic area it's covered, new jersey, new york, upward through canada. our canadian offices are also mobilized and working on losses. this is something out of the worried. we are encouraged though that every hour of every day we are seeing small signs of progress. and as has been report you see great acts of heroism being performed by people each and every step of the way. we've seen not only belfor people providing great services, but acts of kindness out to knows who need it s
companies. i see so many small businesses, i was out in california yesterday, i must have met in four days with eight of our companies, and i asked every one of them, what impact does this have? what difference is it going to make whether romney wins or obama? i honestly believe it's almost a neutral element in terms of the young companies. when they are growing and they are excited and their product is being taken up, and most of them that i'm dealing with are internet or wireless based, it's an environment you don't stop hiring. in fact they have big open to buys. >> so what does affect those companies? what are they looking at beyond their own home base? >> i think the general environment will have an impact. i think that the tone of the top will have an impact. i think my personal feeling, the biggest impact for the kind of companies i'm in are what happens for advertising expenditures. i think advertising and advertising -- >> you talked about immigration policy as well. >> sorry, thank you, thank you. immigration policy is getting the kind of people, everyone is frustrated with the i
. we know from the court documents in the samsung case in california that apple made an offer for samsung to pay a royalty to settle all patent disputes. samsung didn't take it. the royalty offer was a high one. apple has been consistent in saying that it would be willing to settle under the appropriate conditions. >> tony, which is more important? hardware war or the platform war that you believe it is waging with google and amazon? >> i think the two are hard to separate because increasingly the platform drives sales of the hardware. when people are buying an iphone versus a samsung galaxy 3s, they are deciding i want to be on the ios platform or i want to be on the android platform. so i think the two are very, very linked. apple is pursuing litigation on the patent side because it believes that it can up end momentum from android and believes that its patents were violated and believes it should have compensation for it. >> if the setmelement the settl with samsung over the long-term in. >> samsung sold nearly 200 million smartphones over the last 12 months. they probably
to set up offices in chicago, first of all, or california, and i don't know who are the people who are going to staff and man those offices to actually trade on behalf of somebody, it's not clear to me how this works. it may very well be that when you have a massive superstorm the size of sandy that knocks out an entire coast or region that it's almost impossible to have true contingency planning. >> two things. good point. first of all, you do need to have some senior people who aren't necessarily located in the proximity of devastation. yes, you do need some senior people but in this circumstance, this is one of the things we learned, andrew, is that since they weren't sure the large traders weren't sure about whether or not they could enter the orders into the new york stock exchange, they actually sent people to archipelago to try to work on the computers, in the middle of this storm, so just a really sort of a cluster and hopefully we can do better in the future. >> what happened to your own next -- isn't this a transatlantic company that has platforms on both sides of the oce
francisco, california. david, thank you for joining us. i want to talk about the earnings in just a little bit, but first a lot of people look at this, you've been growing so quickly, why are you starting to tap the brakes a bit in terms of taking delivery of aircraft as well as expand manage to new markets? >> i think a couple of things here. first of all, we felt the need to get to critical mass which we believe we've done. we have 50 aircraft now. and so we feel comfortable slowing down the growth. but i would say the key thing we've seen in the two years since we in addition will made the order is the increase in fuel prices and basically what is a slowly growing economy. and when you do the math, it doesn't make sense to go in and continue the rapid expansion. >> part of this tapping the brakes, if you will, is slowing down the rate and pace of taking new aircraft from airbus. some people say wait a second, those will be more fuel efficient, why wouldn't you want those sooner rather than later because you're deferring accepting some of those aircraft. >> we're in a little bit of a dif
. >> 250 over 5 years, 50 a year, california alone -- >> you're a jet setter. >> he is. >> no, no, no, no. not at all. >> just joking. >> one day maybe we can all aspire. >> we can share. >> how's that? >> never a private jet. >> there you go. if i can share, you're welcome. >> thank you. >> thank you, david, in advance. turning to the downside, let's head it down to the nation's capital. >> i want to ride on david's jet. that's all i care about, guys. see you later. as congressional leaders and the president convene to discuss solving the fiscal cliff, we're at the white house to bring you the news first. both sides far apart. will they rise above partis partisansh partisanship? >> committed to solving our fiscal challenges. but i refuse to accept any approach that isn't balanced. >> and that's why we say to this president, we want to work with you on solutions. >> this is an opportunity time for us and for the american people. to demonstrate to all americans that we are here to get the job done. >> so many challenges that are ahead of us, the american people need to see us act courageou
, california, places where some of them high unemployment rates, you're talking about reducing federal spending in places with high unemployment rates and this handy bar charts shows the split between defense spending in blue and nondefense in green. maryland, virginia, the washington, d.c., area, the highest federal pending, hawaii a lot of defend spending, same with alaska. more non-defense in new mexico down to georgia, 6.9% so these are the ways it's going to affect by state. we can even drill down further and look county by county, and what you see here for example if you drilled down here in louisiana there's one county in here where there's a federal penitentia penitentiary, because these are federal jobs as a percent of the total. you can see places along the texas coast, the bottom line on all of this is that we talk about reducing the ifisical cliff and solving the problem on a national level, but there are individual states that are going to be hit harder and there are blue states and states that come in so it's not easily democratic or republican solution, becky, when we look at it
, california has devoted to halt payments in an effort to try to balance its budget. the city will present the plan to a bankruptcy judge on friday. sa they need to close a nearly $46 billion budget deficit. new york and new jersey need at least $71.3 billion to recover from the devastation of super storm sandy and prevent similar damage from future storms. this is according to the state's latest estimates. that total of course could grow. steve liesman has been crunching the newspaperup i numbers and hn the next hour. this is to try to build up some sort of protection, some massive floodwalls. governor cuomo was saying this would be like $9.1 billion to start building. >> questions about the future of the sec following mary shapiro's exit. elyse walter could run the agent until december 2013 when she would have to be renominated and reapproved by the senate. among the issues, and ongoing battle over regulating the $2.5 trillion money market fund industry, some 63 unfinished rule making requirements that are all part of dodd-frank and continuing fears of course about market stability and h
is now approaching into san francisco. northern california and oregon are all going to see very, very heavy rainfall, not just today but all the way through the weekend. flood watches are out. sacramento, stockton up toward reading and stretching all the way up into oregon. we could see up to 20 inches of rainfall here, a big broad area of at least a half a foot. back to you. >> that is a waste. that should be over colorado and it should be -- >> exactly. >> so we had snow yesterday. last year we had snow early, it was like halloween and then we never got anymore. did the snow we had yesterday seem more typical? any idea about whether that portends that we have some snow this year on the east coast? >> last year it was like we used it all up early. we said okay, here we go, it's going to be a huge winter and nothing. we're looking at the long range forecast right now, it's all warm for most of the country. there are no big snowstorms at least for two or three weeks. >> but we don't know overall. >> beyond that, it gets fuzzier. >> you can't do like bill murray and blow all that stuff
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